The Board of KCB Group has announced the appointment of Joseph Kinyua to the Board of Directors with effect from March 24, 2023.
Kinyua is the immediate former Head of Public Service.
He has had an illustrious career spanning over 44 years in public service and has a wealth of experience in public administration.
He is credited with effectively holding a pivotal role in implementing key government initiatives and reforms including the liberalization of the banking sector, the foreign exchange market and the trade and capital accounts of the balance of payments among other initiatives.
Prior to his appointment as the Head of Public Service in 2013, he had served in various senior positions in the government, including as Permanent Secretary to the National Treasury.
Kinyua started his career as an assistant lecturer at the University of Nairobi in 1978.
Two years later as an economist, he joined the Central Bank of Kenya and later ended up attaining the position of director of research.
From 1985 to 1990, he served as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and returned to CBK.
Between January 2003 and 2013, Kinyua served as the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Planning and National Development and was the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance.
As one of Kenya’s oldest civil servants, he was appointed as Head of Public Service when retired President Uhuru Kenyatta ascended to power in 2013.
He has also held positions on a number of state corporation boards.
Kinyua has also served as an Alternate Governor on the Board of Governors of the World Bank and on the Programme Committee of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).
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